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by | May 15, 2017 | 09:07

The deal to resolve the "comfort women" issue consisted of the Japanese prime minister's apology and a 1 billion yen ($8.98 million) fund for the victims, but has been criticized by some of the victims as well as civic activists who called upon Tokyo to take clear legal responsibility.

by | May 15, 2017 | 08:29

Experts said the altitude reached by the missile tested on Sunday meant it was launched at a high trajectory, which would limit the lateral distance it travelled. "At present, the situation on the peninsula is complex and sensitive, and all relevant parties should exercise restraint and do nothing to further worsen regional tensions".

by | May 15, 2017 | 08:23

He announced his determination to push ahead with reforms to free up France's economy and pledged to press for a "more efficient, more democratic" European Union. Macron was joined by his wife, Brigitte Trogneux, on Sunday, a woman who the new President has portrayed as a mentor. On Monday, he travels to Germany to meet Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin, and then in the following days he will name his prime minister and form a government.

by | May 15, 2017 | 08:27

On being questioned about Sukhpal Khaira and Kanwar Sandhu, Phoolka clarified that the party was making attempts to have them reconsider their stances. Addressing a press conference, first mayor of the East Delhi Municipal Corporation, Dr. Annapurna Mishra said, "Today my son is being accused of being an agent of BJP.I never thought Arvind Kejriwal would behave in such a manner".

by | May 15, 2017 | 07:18

News of her pregnancy first broke out on social media app Snapchat where Williams posted a photo of herself showing off her modest baby bump with the caption, "20 weeks". "I love the modern one-piece", she said during an exclusive SI video clip - referencing the on-trend one-piece suit with the very high cuts. She pulled out of Indian Wells, Miami, and Madrid, citing knee trouble, and in early March, I speculated whether the lack of tournament play would hurt her chances in the French Open.

by | May 15, 2017 | 07:59

Trump, who is scheduled to leave Friday on his first overseas trip as president, told reporters Saturday that it was possible he could announce his selection before then. Mr. Trump, however, denied asking for a loyalty pledge when asked by Fox News earlier this week. Other possibilities being considered apparently include former Justice Department lawyer J.

by | May 15, 2017 | 08:38

Haniyeh, who also served as Mashaal's deputy for four years, is seen as a pragmatist within Hamas who will likely seek to improve the group's worldwide standing. Netanyahu claimed that this news may seem positive, but in reality Hamas has no intention of seeking common ground with Israel. " Ismail Haniya is the most appropriate person to promote this document to Arab and worldwide leaders", said Gaza political scientist Mukhaimer Abu Saada.

by | May 15, 2017 | 06:37

The commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has vowed that its much-vaunted assault on Raqqa, the so-called Islamic State's de facto capital, will begin "soon", reports Reuters . He told reporters before flying to India last week that he would put pictures and video footage in front of Trump showing American flags and YPG banners (which he referred to as "rags") flying side by side, while U.S.

by | May 15, 2017 | 07:08

What the long-term deployment would look like is still in the early stages, but it is believed U.S. forces in Iraq would be stationed inside existing Iraqi bases in at least five locations in the Mosul area and along Iraq's border with Syria.

by | May 15, 2017 | 07:56

Disario was shot on a street near the Pine Kirk Care Center, and the two employees and the gunman were found dead inside, Thorp said. When deputies arrived on the scene, they "discovered him out in the street" and then found the gunman and two nursing home employees dead inside the Pine Kirk Care Center , Licking County Sheriff Randy Thorp said at a news conference.

by | May 15, 2017 | 07:46

Given how close the missile came to Vladivostok , the White House's statement following Sunday's launch unsurprisingly referenced Russian Federation. "The South and US are analysing more details about the missile", it said in a statement without elaborating. It also comes as the U.S., Japanese and European militaries gather for war games in the Pacific.

by | May 15, 2017 | 06:32

Deputy Commissioner of Rajouri, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said that the government has established four relief camps and another 26 are being identified in case people are evacuated from the region. Five people were injured, officials said. It may be mentioned here that this was the third ceasefire violation by the Pakistan forces in the last 24 hours.

by | May 15, 2017 | 05:58

The French bid believe that an internal battle over who would gain the top job was key in destabilising the final months of Paris' campaign for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. "The whole France is coming together to support Paris 2024 and is ready to welcome the world for a unique celebration of sport, inclusion and friendship", he said.

by | May 15, 2017 | 06:49

Ex-officer Roy Oliver was the shooter. Haber said Tuesday that Oliver, with the department since 2011, can appeal his termination. "You have my assurances my department will continue to be responsive, transparent and accountable", Haber said .

by | May 15, 2017 | 07:23

The raid in Nangarhar province, targeted Abdul Hasib, whom the Pentagon called the IS leader in Afghanistan. The statement said the government had waited for verification that Hasib had been killed in the raid before announcing his death.

by | May 15, 2017 | 06:43

US President Donald Trump has said that he will "do whatever is necessary " to reach a peaceful settlement between Israel and the Palestinians pledging that "we will get it done". Standing beside Trump , Abbas later told reporters that the strategic choice to solve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was "to bring about peace based on the vision of the two state".

by | May 15, 2017 | 06:43

In this September 15m 2016 file photo Feyenoord's team captain Dirk Kuyt applauds the supporters at the end of the Group A Europa League match between Feyenoord and Manchester United at the De Kuip stadium in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Giovanni van Bronckhorst's men have been top of the league since the opening match day and came into the final day of the season one point clear of closest rival Ajax , which was playing away to Willem II at the same time.

by | May 15, 2017 | 07:06

China will also set up 50 joint laboratories with countries participating in the Belt and Road initiative to enhance cooperation on innovation, he said. "What we hope to create is a big family of harmonious co-existence", Xi said, adding pursuit of the initiative will not resort to outdated geopolitical maneuvering.

by | May 15, 2017 | 07:16

There will also be new returnships, internships for people coming back into the labour market after an absence such as parenthood or a period of caring for a relative. "Would you order the indiscriminate killing of millions of people?" "Britain deserves better than simply outsourcing our country's security and prosperity to the whims of the Trump White House.

by | May 15, 2017 | 05:44

Verstappen is sure he and Raikkonen would have made it through the corner without Bottas' intervention. But his day was about to get even better. Raikkonen, who was F1 World Champion in 2007, is known as the Ice Man as he rarely shows emotion.

by | May 15, 2017 | 06:57

The vote would be a battle of "the Conservatives, the party of privilege and the richest, versus the Labour Party, the party that is standing up for working people to improve the lives of all", he said. Influential figures like former Prime Minister Tony Blair argue that May made the call because she knew the Labour Party is in a disadvantaged situation.

by | May 15, 2017 | 05:27

The forum, first begun in 2003, has been stalled since 2008. According to a report by The New York Times , the Japanese government reported that the North Korean missile reached an altitude of 1,245 miles during its flight. 'The president said we are leaving open the possibility of dialogue with North Korea, but we should sternly deal with a provocation to prevent North Korea from miscalculating, ' he added.

by | May 15, 2017 | 06:24

The protesters, part of the group "Indivisible San Pedro", spelled out the word " RESIST! " in 30-foot-tall letters in a public park on the grounds of the golf club, located in Rancho Palos Verdes, reported ABC affiliate KABC. The crowd included babies as young as 1 1/2, young children and retirees, according to the L.A. Times . He says golf course officials and sheriff's deputies watched from the clubhouse but didn't intervene.

by | May 15, 2017 | 06:12

Shkirat said he described the video to Barghouti who told him it's not authentic. The ICRC had been allowed access to other prisoners on hunger strike, but Israel had been restricting access to Barghouti. He condemned the Israeli Prison Service (IPS) for its indifference to the lives of hunger-striking prisoners as their health steadily declined, and slammed IPS for its "continued failure to respond to the prisoners' fair demands and its refusal to engage in negotiations with leaders of ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 05:30

Now there is 3 million, what is it, 3 million drug addicts (in the Philippines), there are. After all, Duterte is far from your typical world leader. The U.S. and other countries close to the Philippines "have an obligation to urge accountability for the victims of Duterte's abusive drug war, rather than offer to roll out the red carpet for official state visits with its mastermind", said Phelim Kine, HRW's deputy director for Asia.

by | May 15, 2017 | 05:47

China and Russian Federation already are partners, along with Central Asian governments, in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a security group widely seen as an effort to counter USA influence in the region. "These projects could be worth hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade". White House adviser Matt Pottinger said the United States welcomed efforts by China to promote infrastructure connectivity as part of its Belt and Road initiative, and U.S.

by | May 15, 2017 | 05:31

Spicer said he didn't know who had requested the meeting, after differing accounts from the president and the Times . Trump and his aides frequently express frustration with continued coverage of the investigation into Russian election meddling and the firing of Comey .

by | May 15, 2017 | 05:54

The countrys cyber security agency has alerted Internet users against damaging activities of a strong and globally active ransomware virus- Wannacry- that critically infects work stations and locks them remotely. That low-cost move redirected the attacks to MalwareTech's server, which operates as a "sinkhole" to keep malware from escaping. The server operates as a "sinkhole" to collect information about malware - and in Friday's case kept the malware from escaping.

by | May 15, 2017 | 05:34

Though Trump won the critical Electoral College vote, Clinton handily won the popular vote - to the president's consternation. The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity will be headed by Vice President Mike Pence . The president claimed that he and Ayotte both would have been victorious in the Granite State if not for the "thousands" of people who were "brought in on buses" from neighboring MA to "illegally" vote in New Hampshire.

by | May 15, 2017 | 05:02

The opposite is true. "It would advance it by amending a historic wrong and by shattering the Palestinian fantasy that Jerusalem isn't the capital of Israel", he said in a statement. Since taking office in January, Trump has shown signs of shelving his campaign pledge to move the embassy from Tel Aviv, while vowing to do what is necessary to clinch a Middle East peace agreement.

by | May 15, 2017 | 06:28

The 39-year-old former banker is the first president of modern France elected as an independent. Mr Macron's campaign members Christophe Castaner and Benjamin Griveaux said Mr Valls is welcome but would have to go through the regular application process.

by | May 15, 2017 | 04:40

Francisco and Jacinta Marto are the youngest-ever saints who didn't die as martyrs. The Fatima mystery has fascinated Catholics and non-Catholics alike for a century, blending visions of the Virgin, supernatural meteorological events and apocalyptic messages of hell, World War II, communism and the death of a pope.

by | May 15, 2017 | 05:20

White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she doesn't believe it was a conflict of interest for Trump to have asked Comey if he was under investigation. "It hasn't recovered from that", Trump explained why he wanted to fire Comey. First, Trump himself has stated that he had made a decision to fire Comey on his own even before he received a memorandum from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein citing Comey's conduct during the FBI's investigation of former Secretary of State ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 05:04

Trump's visit to this bastion of support came after a tumultuous week in which he fired FBI Director James Comey and faced questions about whether the timing of the firing could be related to an ongoing investigation into possible ties between his campaign and Russian officials - after a determination by the US intelligence community that Russia had meddled in the election to help Trump and hurt Hillary Clinton.

by | May 15, 2017 | 04:41

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian Kurdish-led forces were clearing mines at the country's largest dam and the nearby town of Tabqa on Thursday, a day after seizing them from Islamic State militants. Ms White also stressed the Pentagon was "keenly aware" of Turkey's concerns. "I will personally express our worries in a detailed way when we talk with President Trump on May 16", he added, saying the issue would also be discussed at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on May 25.